Tag Archives: gender equality

The price of equal work, unequal pay

Tweet“It’s not that I don’t want to have children, it’s that I’m afraid that I’ll never be able to afford them,” said a friend of mine a few days ago in a conversation in our Women’s and Gender Studies seminar on Mothers and Daughters. This week in class, we’ve been reading a book called The [...]
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Mayan women build integrated pathway for violence survivors in Mexico

TweetIn the words of Fatima Leonor Gamboa, a 28-year-old Maya indigenous defense lawyer who represents women survivors of violence. She works to ensure greater gender equality among Maya communities in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Cross posted from UN Women We all start our writing by mentioning the things that characterize us. I can say that I [...]
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This is the century for women and gender equality

TweetAuthor: Lakshmi Puri, UN Women Cross-posted from Trust Law A big step was taken at the United Nations in March when Governments adopted an historic agreement in the Commission on the Status of Women to prevent and end violence against women and girls. The agreement, which breaks new ground with its strong focus on prevention, [...]
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Why I’m a Feminist, Part I in a Convoluted and Probably Ongoing Series

Tweet“You have an opinion on everything. You have something to say about everything,” an old roommate, who I’ll call Deadhead, said to me as I stood over where he sat on the couch, with my  house-keys in my hand and my arm raised. “You hate men, don’t you? You hate me, don’t you? You want [...]
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Tired of Street Harassment? Here’s Something You Can Do

TweetOne sunny, spring afternoon, I ran through a neighborhood near my college. Lost in my thoughts, I was startled to hear, “I like how your tits bounce when you run,” from a white guy in his 20s who was standing on a driveway with his friends. My initial shock at hearing such vulgar language was [...]
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